Job Title: Agile Coach
Location: Johnston, RI (1 day remote) Duration: 6 months -this could convert to FTE
The hiring manager is looking for a candidate whose clear concise resume shows a progression and the path taken to an becoming an experienced dedicated Agile Coach.
This is an enterprise transformation and executive level is committed to focusing the organization to an agile approach.
The interview process will be a phone screen and then a face to face engaging conversation about your experience to discuss style and approach. Candidate must be confident and polished.
Client is in process of a ground up enterprise transformation
There are currently 19 pods and planning to increase to 50. This is an enterprise transformation and a scaling up to include: IT, Corporate, Branches, Call Center, Finance, Facilities, HR, Marketing.
There are multiple Agile Coaches needed to further the use of Agile practices at a large Financial Services company. Ideal Coach will be a strong practitioner with skills to educate and help mature Agile teams. The coach will also work with senior leadership to increase team effectiveness and implement Agile principles. Coach should have an extensive track record of introducing best practices, overcoming challenges and ensuring that the team has all necessary skills to make them successful.
Train and Coach Agile teams on Agile practices, techniques, and semantics ensuring that all team-related ceremonies take place and those who attend understand their purposes while teaching all to keep within the time-boxes.
Provide support for the development of a sustainable Enterprise Agile Framework.
Identify and coach internal Agile champions, to remove reliance on external mentors.
Ensure Agile metrics are being tracked, monitor them for indications of potential problems, and assist teams to implement solutions to those problems.
Assist in resolving organizational impediments that prevent Agile teams from completing sprint commitments.
Assist in Agile Iteration and Release Planning
Provide guidance on creating Agile artifacts
Facilitate team breakout sessions with an eye on process and related best practices
Required Experience and Skills:
Experience executing Agile projects in large, complex environments
Deep knowledge of Agile principles and practices
World-class facilitation and communication skills
Candidates need to be able to take a pragmatic approach in coaching the teams with the ability to adapt based on the agile `readiness` of the team they are working with.
Strong Interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
10+ years in Project Delivery roles (using Agile and Traditional methods)
3+ years Agile coaching experience with teams that are new to Agile practices
5+ years delivering Agile projects utilizing a variety of methods including Scrum, XP, and Kanban using collocated and offshore distributed delivery models
Financial Services background is required
Agile certifications are a plus, SAFe framework is a huge plus